KeyRing South West

We're always looking to work in new areas. Take a look through our existing services or contact our Regional Manager Michelle Lloyd: michelle.lloyd@keyring.org - 07974 673 154

Read about our South West projects below:

Bath Networks

Bristol Networks

Somerset Networks

South Gloucestershire Networks

Bath Networks

KeyRing provides community based support via weekly hubs alongside our traditional 1:1 support. KeyRing hubs are a weekly group session or drop-in based in the local community hosted by the Community Enabler or the Community Living Volunteer.

Please note that due to Covid-19 the Bath hub is not currently meeting. Members are meeting safely in small groups, supported by the staff team.

Individuals can self refer or be referred by a professional. We run a hub on a Tuesday morning 9.30 to 12.30.

People are welcome to drop in. It’s an informal session and individuals (and carers) with additional needs are welcome.

Held at:

The Salvation Army Café
Green Park Road
Bath
BA1 1XE

Why we changed the way we support people

To encourage Members to be more independent with receiving support

Members can bring letters and bills to the Hub, help plan and run sessions or suggest ideas, socialise with other Members and participants, invite speakers they would like to hear from and involve other members of the community.

They can also arrange 1:1 support sessions at the Hub as they need them.

To develop connections in the local community

We will be able to connect and develop partnerships with other local groups and organisations such as Health Centres, Health connectors, Micro providers and Community Centres to develop more opportunities for our Members.

To enable more people to become part of our networks

We have created a new type of membership: Peer Support. These Members are now really independent and are no longer in need of (or eligible for) our support. They may be in full time work. Peer Support Members will still be welcome to come to Hubs for a social visit or attend talks, but will not receive 1:1 support. We will be able to give occasional small packages of support when needed or signpost them to appropriate services. As a result KeyRing will be able to support new Members to join the Network.

1:1 support is provided for our Full and Associate Members with things like flat checks, form filling, support with independence skills (prompts to clean; cook; personal hygiene), making phone calls, signposting to appropriate services and support to attend appointments. Members will be able to book in appointments with their Community Enabler or Community Living Volunteer.

Levels of Membership

Full Membership

Weekly 1:1 support sessions
Putting a support and action plan in place
Access to the Hubs
Access to network meetings
Invites to KeyRing events, activities and Regional Forums
Training
Workshops
Employment opportunities
Out of Hours service

Associate Membership

Fortnightly 1:1 support sessions
Putting a support and action plan in place
Access to the Hubs
Access to network meetings
Invites to KeyRing events, activities and Regional Forums
Training
Workshops
Employment opportunities
Out of Hours service

Peer Support Membership

One-off sessions of support if needed
Access to the Hubs
Invites to KeyRing events
Training and employment opportunities
Possible access to Out of Hours service if agreed

For more information contact Sue Norton on 07951 721 703 or at susan.norton@keyring.org.

Bath Royal Crescent

Bristol Help When You Need It

This is a service for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues and/or autism living in the community. It is part of Bristol City Council’s range of ‘Tier 2’ “Help When You Need It” services across the city. The service will provide targeted short-term interventions for adults with eligible needs in Central, East & South Bristol.

Support will prevent, reduce and delay the need for longer term reliance on formal services across adult social care, health and housing by helping people gain the skills and resilience to integrate and remain in their local community.

Support will be tailored to each individual but on offer is:

  • One off pieces of work and signposting to other services and agencies
  • Up to 12 months support for those with more complex needs
  • Access to the service as and when they need support
  • Access to weekly Hubs held in various locations cross Bristol
  • Out of Hours service available to all Members

Support is provided by our Community Living Volunteers and Community enablers and is based around:

  • Building independence skills
  • Support with paperwork and forms
  • Budgeting and personal financial management
  • Employment and volunteering
  • Issues around housing and maintaining tenancies
  • Social inclusion and community participation
  • Signposting and support to contact and access alternative services
  • Support to access health and well-being services

Our aim is to support individuals to connect to their local community and organisations and to build links which enable them to develop their own resources.

Weekly Hubs

KeyRing will run Hubs consisting of weekly group sessions and/or drop-in based in the local community hosted by the Community Living Volunteer. At a drop-in session Members can come along when they want and for how long they want to. The Hubs will have workshop sessions, guests speakers and talks given by Members. There is also an opportunity for individuals to speak to a Community Enabler for additional support or advice. These Hub sessions are open to those in receipt of support and those whose one to one support has ended.

Woman holding little wooden house

 

Referral process and eligibility

The service is open to those individuals with a learning disability and/or a mental health diagnosis and/or autism who have the below support needs:

  • Support needed to maintain accommodation/tenancy or secure accommodation
  • Support needed to manage physical health and wellbeing
  • Support needed to manage mental health and wellbeing
  • Support needed to maximise income, reduce debts, or find paid work
  • Support needed to prevent loneliness and isolation
  • Support needed to stay safe

There are no financial assessments and support is free to all eligible individuals living in Central, East & South Bristol.

For more information contact Sue Norton on 07951 721 703 or at susan.norton@keyring.org.

 

Somerset Networks

KeyRing provides community based support via weekly hubs alongside our traditional 1:1 support.

Please note that due to Covid-19 the Somerset hubs are not currently meeting. Members are meeting safely in small groups, supported by the staff team.

KeyRing hubs are a weekly group session or drop-in based in the local community hosted by the Community Enabler or the Community Living Volunteer.

Frome Hub

Every Thursday afternoon at the Cheese and Grain in Frome – 14.00 till 16.00

Individuals with additional needs (and carers) are welcome to drop by. The Frome Hub does organise special event hubs and invites speakers/organisations from the local community to come and meet, do a talk – local MP, fire brigade – again people are welcome to come.

Cheese and Grain
Market Yard
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1BE

Talking Café

Last Wednesday of every month from 10.00 to 12.00

Support with finding the right support, signposting to appropriate services or a friendly chat.

Held on the First Floor at
Frome Medical Practice
Frome Medical Centre
Enos Way
Frome
Somerset
BA11 2FH

https://healthconnectionsmendip.org/hcmgroup/talking-cafes/

This is run in partnership with the Community Health Connectors

Individuals with additional needs, professionals, other organisations and carers are all welcome.

Group of three people standing in street

 

Why we changed the way we support people

To encourage Members to be more independent with receiving support

Members can bring letters and bills to the Hub, help plan and run sessions or suggest ideas, socialise with other Members and participants, invite speakers they would like to hear from and involve other members of the community.

They can also arrange 1:1 support sessions at the Hub as they need them.

To develop connections in the local community

We will be able to connect and develop partnerships with other local groups and organisations such as Health Centres, Health connectors, Micro providers and Community Centres to develop more opportunities for our Members.

To enable more people to become part of our networks

We have created a new type of membership: Peer Support. These Members are now really independent and are no longer in need of (or eligible for) our support. They may be in full time work. Peer Support Members will still be welcome to come to Hubs for a social visit or attend talks, but will not receive 1:1 support. We will be able to give occasional small packages of support when needed or signpost them to appropriate services. As a result KeyRing will be able to support new Members to join the Network.

1:1 support is provided for our Full and Associate Members with things like flat checks, form filling, support with independence skills (prompts to clean; cook; personal hygiene), making phone calls, signposting to appropriate services and support to attend appointments. Members will be able to book in appointments with their Community Enabler or Community Living Volunteer.

Levels of Membership

Full Membership

Weekly 1:1 support sessions
Putting a support and action plan in place
Access to the Hubs
Access to network meetings
Invites to KeyRing events, activities and Regional Forums
Training
Workshops
Employment opportunities
Out of Hours service

Associate Membership

Fortnightly 1:1 support sessions
Putting a support and action plan in place
Access to the Hubs
Access to network meetings
Invites to KeyRing events, activities and Regional Forums
Training
Workshops
Employment opportunities
Out of Hours service

Peer Support Membership

One-off sessions of support if needed
Access to the Hubs
Invites to KeyRing events
Training and employment opportunities
Possible access to Out of Hours service if agreed

For more information contact Sue Norton on 07951 721 703 or at susan.norton@keyring.org.

South Gloucestershire Networks

KeyRing provides community based support via weekly hubs alongside our traditional 1:1 support.

Please note that due to Covid-19 the South Gloucestershire hubs are not currently meeting. Members are meeting safely in small groups, supported by the staff team.

KeyRing Hubs are a weekly group session or drop-in based in the local community hosted by the Community Enabler or the Community Living Volunteer. KeyRing sets up a Hub in a local venue, like a community centre, cafe or library. At a drop in session Members can come along when and for how long they want to. The Hubs will have workshop sessions, guests speakers and talks given by Members.

Staple Hill Hub

Held on Wednesdays between 16.30 and 18.30.

Pendennis Good News Church
Pendennis Road
Bristol
BS16 5JB

You can make a referral via the Floating Housing Support application form found on the South Gloucestershire Council Website, or download a Word version of the application form.

Why we changed the way we support people

To encourage Members to be more independent with receiving support

Members can bring letters and bills to the Hub, help plan and run sessions or suggest ideas, socialise with other Members and participants, invite speakers they would like to hear from and involve other members of the community.

They can also arrange 1:1 support sessions at the Hub as they need them.

To develop connections in the local community

We will be able to connect and develop partnerships with other local groups and organisations such as Health Centres, Health connectors, Micro providers and Community Centres to develop more opportunities for our Members.

To enable more people to become part of our networks

We have created a new type of membership: Peer Support. These Members are now really independent and are no longer in need of (or eligible for) our support. They may be in full time work. Peer Support Members will still be welcome to come to Hubs for a social visit or attend talks, but will not receive 1:1 support. We will be able to give occasional small packages of support when needed or signpost them to appropriate services. As a result KeyRing will be able to support new Members to join the Network.

1:1 support is provided for our Full and Associate Members with things like flat checks, form filling, support with independence skills (prompts to clean; cook; personal hygiene), making phone calls, signposting to appropriate services and support to attend appointments. Members will be able to book in appointments with their Community Enabler or Community Living Volunteer.

Levels of Membership

Full Membership

Weekly 1:1 support sessions
Putting a support and action plan in place
Access to the Hubs
Access to network meetings
Invites to KeyRing events, activities and Regional Forums
Training
Workshops
Employment opportunities
Out of Hours service

Associate Membership

Fortnightly 1:1 support sessions
Putting a support and action plan in place
Access to the Hubs
Access to network meetings
Invites to KeyRing events, activities and Regional Forums
Training
Workshops
Employment opportunities
Out of Hours service

Peer Support Membership

One-off sessions of support if needed
Access to the Hubs
Invites to KeyRing events
Training and employment opportunities
Possible access to Out of Hours service if agreed

For more information contact Sue Norton on 07951 721 703 or at susan.norton@keyring.org.

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